Finally 18. Finally of age in Germany. Completely independent. Some simply call it free. Basically it is just a number. But yet the first deep cut in everyones biography. At the age of 18 things appear in a different light. Or get a new, deeper meaning. Even the hitherto senseless suddenly makes sense. And you start to ask yourself if the success of the first hour really was pure coincidence. Or rather predetermined?
Occasionally, not only a human individual but also musical project needs the distance of eighteen years to understand itself. And to mature to true greatness. In this case its a trio formed in 1994. Among Techno veterans still well known by their Holobube pseudonym. But also young clubbers know about who we talk as soon as the true names are revealed: Toni Rios, Andre Walter and Marco Cannata.
Already with their first vinyl "Earth & Fire" they catapulted themselves into the Dance Olympus: An eleven-minute acid trip, which is one of the milestones on Sven Väth's seminal Harthouse label. Following each member went his own personal way. Toni Rios as a globally celebrated producer and DJ, co-founder of Cocoon Recordings, Cocoon Club resident and owner of the top label Danza Electronica. Marco Cannatas career led him from legendary club Omen Frankfurt via Ultrasound in Munich to Stammheim in Kassel. Marco also was well represented at all major events between Germany and Brazil and produced about 60 releases with studio partner Peter Haubfleisch as well as DJ Pierre on labels such as PV, Hörspiel or Audio. Third part of the group is André Walter, the production genius in the background. Founder of the influential label Stigmata as well as developer of the dark brute sound of Chris Liebing released on Audio, CLR and CLAU. André is also responsible for club hits and remixes with and for stars such as Monika Kruse, Marshall Jefferson, John Starlight, Tiga, Sven Väth and the White Stripes.
All three not only accompanied the rise of the Techno metropolis Frankfurt / Main. They shaped and brought it forwarded decisively. And now, 18 years later, the former youngsters wanted to know how Holocube would sound if founded in 2012. Unlike 1994, of course. But the greed to produce uncompromising dance sound is still the same.